galaxy-s5-preview-mwc2014-36I suppose it makes perfect sense – if you were to push parts of your body to the extreme or over the edge, there is bound to be pain, discomfort or injury which will happen, such as when you overexercise, or did not perform a proper warm up before exerting yourself in some physical activity. Your eyes are sensitive organs, and opticians have already shared their concern that one’s eyes could be over-exposed to light from modern day devices such as smartphones and tablets, which in turn could develop into long term eye problems.

The very same opticians with such a concern did mention that ordinary folk have become so addicted to their smartphones, that the risk of eye damage down the road would have increased by a whole lot. A survey of 2,000 people did suggest that those aged under 25 check their phones thirty-two times a day on average, and optician Andy Hepworth weighs in, saying, “Blue violet light is potentially hazardous and toxic to the back of your eyes.”

Merge that situation with not blinking enough and having the smartphone closer than you normally look at objects adds more strain to your eyes, and across a long period of time, it might prove to be damaging. Over-exposure to blue-violet light does carry an increased risk of macular degeneration, which happens to be a leading cause of blindness. First we have WhatsAppitis to worry about, now this!

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